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Patricia Elaine (Keller) Close, age 78, entered into Glory on April 13, 2014.

Pat is preceded in death by parents Arthur and Pauline Keller, first husband Robert Hufford and daughter Christina Hale.

Pat is survived by wonderful husband George Close of Colfax; children Susan Poythress (Mike), Paula Hufford (Darryl Jackson), Laurie Caballero and Dobie Close (Ray Music); twin brother Robert Keller (Jane) and their children Stephen Keller and Kathryn Larkins; grandchildren Jamie, Victoria (Sean), Marcus (Mary), Mac, Michelle (Brandon), Sam (Gina), Zeke and Micah; great-grandchildren Nora, Jeffrey and Daniel; along with many loving neighbors, friends and pets.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Pat grew up in Bremen, Ohio and raised a family with her first husband Bob. Pat and George married in 1976 and later moved to Hilliard, Ohio where they enjoyed many happy years.

Funeral was held Wednesday, April 16 at The Church at Mill Run, Hilliard, Ohio. Internment was at UALC Columbarium in Hilliard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Pat’s name to The Ohio State University Veterinary College Small Animal Clinic.